Armenian Scholarship

Organization of Istanbul Armenians (OIA)
2015 – 2016
Academic Year
Scholarship Announcement


The Organization of Istanbul Armenians awards up to 10 scholarships per year to highly deserving college and graduate students. Each scholarship award amounts up to $2,500. This year a limited number of scholarships will again be made available to qualified students.

We are pleased to announce the following recipients of the 2014-2015 OIA Scholarship awards:


Alek Kevork Khadarian Albany Medical College Doctor of Medicine
Susan Astgik Simitian Claremont Theology Religion Society and Social Change
Armen Sahakyan John Hopkins University Global Theory & History of International Economics
Ardash Elia Bilemjian University of California, Santa Barbara Mechanical Engineering
Maria Sevoyan University of South Carolina Epidemiology
Artin Galooshian George Washington University, Medical School Doctor of Medicine
Rachel Smith Zahigian Boston College Mathematics
Alexander Sevan Bedrosyan U Of Pennsylvania Law School Juris Doctorate
Hachik Arslanyan Stevens Institutes of Technology Civil Engineering
Alec Ohanian University of Houston Biochemistry
Talia Agazarian University of California, Irvine Civil Engineering
Linda Salgin San Diego State University Health Promotion and Behavioral Science
Stephanie Nersesyan University of California, Davis Microbiology
Armand Nareg Yerjanian California Polytechnic State University Finance, Real Estate Law
Kevin Ercomlek California State University, Northridge Accounting
Cristina Ercomlek University of California, Los Angeles Biology


The eligibility requirements for scholarship candidacy for UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE STUDENTS are:

  1. To be an individual of Armenian descent.
  2. To have demonstrated academic excellence.
  3. To be a full-time student in an accredited four-year college/university or a full-time graduate student in the United States AND

a. Completion of at least a quarter/semester is required (for transcript purposes), if student has moved from high school to college directly.

b. Completion of at least a quarter/semester is NOT required, if student has transferred from community college to college or student is currently enrolled in a graduate program.

All students wishing to be considered for an OIA Scholarship must complete the application form. The OIA Scholarship Committee will review all applications and make awards to those students whose academic and extra-curricular activities show the most promise, a desire to succeed, and a commitment to making a positive contribution to others. Special consideration will be given to applicants with involvement in Armenian community activities.

Completed application packages along will all the required documentation must be submitted to the Organization of Istanbul Armenians no later than October 19, 2015.

To download an application package, please visit the O.I.A. Web site at (

Please forward all the questions you may have regarding the O.I.A. scholarship applications to [email protected].

OIA Scholarship Application 2015 – Cover

OIA Scholarship Application 2015 – Eligibility Requirements

OIA Scholarship Application 2015

OIA Scholarship Application 2015 – Letter of Recommendation